26 April 2017
Our choir has an annual workshop with some invited local choral luminary. This year it was AJ America, a recent arrival in Canberra, here to study history, but we know her for her choral exploits, which are not to be demeaned. They include Gondwana choir, touring internationally, soloing for Baz Luhrman, performing under Michael Tilson Thomas and Zubin Mehta; she's currently singing with Luminescence Chamber Singers, at the CIMF and more. I could believe it given the fine and strong voice we heard at our workshop. Just a few snippets, as she demonstrated or led us in learning two new works, Bogoroditse Devo by Rachmaninov and a strange and humourous one written at a choral camp at ANU, The longest German word (see the original on YouTube). This was an energetic and fun if demanding session with one of our local choral stars. Thanks to AJ.
AJ America gave a workshop to Harmonia Monday choir.